2018 Ross L. Prentice Endowed Professor: Ruth Etzioni, Ph.D., Member, Biostatistics Program, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Washington
About Dr. Etzioni: Dr. Ruth Etzioni’s work focuses on statistical and computer modeling for policy development, with a focus on prostate cancer research. Dr. Etzioni’s models of disease have been used to estimate the lifetime probabilities of prostate cancer and its outcomes, study the extent of overdiagnosis associated with prostate cancer screening, and quantify the roles of screening and changes in receipt of initial therapies in explaining population mortality declines. Ruth is a member of three national panels on prostate cancer early detection and serves on the American Cancer Society’s newly formed Guideline Development Panel. Her work on prostate cancer modeling is done as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) consortium, for which she serves on the steering committee and is the Principal Investigator on the Prostate Cancer Coordinating Center. Dr. Etzioni is also Principal Investigator for the Biostatistics Core of the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE program and an ASA Fellow.